Message from the Dean
The three missions of the Stony Brook School of Medicine are to advance our understanding of the origins of human health and disease, to train the next generation of committed, curious and highly capable physicians, and to deliver world-class, compassionate healthcare. Stony Brook School of Medicine excels in all these pursuits. With world class, National Institute of Health-sponsored research programs in neurological diseases, cancer, cardiovascular disorders, biomedical imaging, regenerative medicine, and infectious diseases, among many other topics, we sit at the cutting edge of scientific discovery. By training nearly 500 medical students, and over 480 medical residents and fellows each year, we are one of the foremost institutes of higher medical education in the country. And by delivering world class medical care throughout 35,000 inpatient, 90,000 emergency room and 500,000 outpatient visits. Stony Brook Medicine is one of the largest and highest quality healthcare organizations on Long Island, and New York.
Improvements in Clinical Practice
The discoveries made by Stony Brook University Medical Center's basic and clinical researchers have improved the quality of life and contributed to the knowledge base of many Long Islanders.
On the Horizon
As a major research university, Stony Brook bridges the gap between clinical laboratory sciences and healthcare delivery. Our clinical staff is leading the industry by applying basic findings to a wide variety of conditions and diseases.
Long Island is considered a haven for residents and visitors alike. The longest and largest island in the contiguous United States, Long Island stretches over 100 miles from New York City to Montauk Point, offering pristine Atlantic Ocean beaches on its famous South Shore and quaint towns on its North Shore.
Though a well-known summer destination for celebrities as well as singles, couples, and families, Long Island is also home to several million residents who enjoy the island's unique beauty and a myriad of recreational opportunities. From fabulous art galleries and museums to exceptional fishing spots, golf courses to great restaurants, beautiful bike trails to spectacular white sandy beaches, there's virtually something for everyone.
Located in the northern center of the island, Stony Brook is also close to the excitement of Manhattan where an easy commute places you at the doorsteps of world-famous museums, professional and college sporting and concert events, and restaurants of every cuisine.
Stony Brook University is a comprehensive university center that is recognized as one of the nation's finest. As the major research campus in the State University of New York system, Stony Brook offers programs of the highest quality in areas of great public need, including the health sciences, engineering and applied sciences, public policy, marine and environmental sciences, and the arts. Internationally renowned faculty members offer courses from the undergraduate to the doctoral level for more than 21,000 students enrolled in more than 100 undergraduate and graduate degree programs. Extensive resources and support services help foster intellectual and personal growth. Stony Brook ranks second in per capita faculty research to Berkeley among public research universities. According to a survey by the Association of University Technology Managers, Stony Brook University emerged in the top 10% in royalty earnings among all universities and recently became a member of the Association of American Universities, a prestigious 102-year-old organization of research universities.
Located 60 miles from New York City on the north shore of Long Island, the campus is surrounded by a charming, picturesque, and historically rich community which offers some of the finest beaches on Long Island. Stony Brook offers ample opportunity for recreational boating, fishing, diving, and other water sports. In close proximity are Fire Island, the Hamptons, and beautiful Atlantic Ocean beaches.
The University campus provides a wide spectrum of activities. Medical students have ready access to all student facilities, including a new student union, an extensive sports complex with indoor and outdoor tracks, pool, squash and racquetball courts, weight room, athletic fields, and 20 tennis courts. In 1999, Stony Brook elevated its entire intercollegiate athletic program to NCAA Division I, competing regularly in football, basketball and lacrosse. The Staller Center for Fine Arts provides an extensive selection of cultural events throughout the year. Professional music, dance, theater, fine art and film are featured, with performances by internationally renowned musicians, dancers, and actors. Students may take advantage of special discounts on many events.
The School of Medicine at Stony Brook, which consists of eight basic science and 18 clinical departments, is responsible for the preclinical and clinical education of students in the five schools of the Health Sciences and for the instruction of students in other schools on the campus. The School of Medicine also provides graduate, post-graduate and continuing education.
Offering excellent research and clinical opportunities, the School of Medicine has attracted a faculty of national and international renown. Our faculty has made important research discoveries leading to the development of ReoPro, used in coronary disease treatment, and Periostat, used in periodontal disease treatment. Scientists have developed the yeast two-hybrid system, a highly-cited technologic breakthrough, which has revolutionized the study of protein-protein interactions. Recently, members of our Microbiology Department received international recognition for chemically synthesizing poliovirus.
Stony Brook University Medical Center
Stony Brook University Medical Center began training medical students and residents using robotic mannequins and trained actors.
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